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Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte Credits 'First-Game Jitters' For Slow Start

The Chicago Bears' offense started the season off poorly on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, punting on their first drive and throwing an interception on the second drive that was returned for a touchdown. Jay Cutler chalked it up to a bit of nervousness, as did Bears' running back Matt Forte, who said the team was suffering from "first-game jitters."

"I think we had a little first-game jitters," Forte said. "It showed the resilience of our offense to come back, after giving up a turnover and a touchdown, to come back and put a lot of points on the board."

(via Chicago Tribune)

Whatever it was, the Bears got over it quickly, cruising to a 41-21 victory. Jay Cutler threw for more than 330 yards, utilizing new weapons by connecting with Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery for touchdowns. Forte, meanwhile, added 120 total yards and a touchdown.

Chicago will face the Packers on Thursday night in Week 2.

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